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    Galaxy S8 Plus rumored to feature 6-inch display

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    Last updated: December 23rd, 2016 at 12:45 UTC+01:00

    If a new report is to be believed, Samsung is going to push the Galaxy S series into phablet territory with one of the two models that it's planning for next year's flagship smartphone. According to a new report, Samsung is going to introduce two models of the flagship next year: the Galaxy S8 is said to feature a 5-inch display whereas the Galaxy S8 Plus may feature a 6-inch display.

    It's claimed that Samsung Electronics has now told its suppliers to start producing parts for the 6-inch Galaxy S8 Plus and the 5-inch Galaxy S8 from next month. Recent reports suggest that the Galaxy S8 might not be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 and that Samsung might conduct a separate event for the Galaxy S8 in April 2017.

    The report also reiterates that Samsung is going to eliminate the physical home button to maximize space for the display. Even though the display may be bigger than the Galaxy Note 7's 5.7-inch panel, the size of both handsets is said to be about the same as there's more room for the display itself.

    It's widely believed that Samsung is going to use a dual-edge curved display for both models of its next flagship which is probably why it won't use the “edge” moniker as it has with the Galaxy S7 edge and the Galaxy S6 edge. Perhaps that's why it may decide to call the 6-inch model the Galaxy S8 Plus.

    I would like to point out here that there have been a lot of conflicting reports recently about what we should expect from the Galaxy S8. We're aware that Samsung is testing several prototypes of the Galaxy S8 which is why conflicting reports are coming out. We've previously confirmed exclusively that the Galaxy S8 is not going to have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Our source revealed to us that their prototype did not have a headphone jack, but we have now heard that Samsung could be sticking with the 3.5mm jack. Nothing can be said with absolute certainty at this point in time but we here at SamMobile will continue to dig deeper and provide you a final confirmation in the near future.

    Source Phone Galaxy S8 PlusSamsung Galaxy S8

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